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James M. Rutledge, Jr./Central of Georgia Railroad Collection

Identifier: MC 128

Scope and Contents

Materials document the day to day duties of the Central of Georgia Railroad and the Southern Railroad Systems. Included is information regarding passenger rates, departure times, accidents, rate collections, etc. Some personal items are also included such as deed to lands in Alabama.


  • 1920s-1970s

Biographical / Historical

James Madison Rutledge, Jr. was born in Georgia on May 20, 1916 in Columbus, Georgia and married Francis Williams of Alabama. Both lived in Columbus for the majority of their lives. His father, James Madison Rutledge, Sr. and brother, Jack Thurston Rutledge both served as a police officers. James had a career as a flagman and a conductor for the Central of Georgia Railroad Company which was under the umbrella of the Southern Railway Systems. He was a member of the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. He retired from the Railroad in 1980 and lived in Columbus where he died on November 4, 1982 at the age of 66.


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Custodial History

These records were donated to the Archives by Mrs. Frances "Fran" Rutledge in 1999.

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J. R. Stansell Central of Georgia Railroad Collection (MC 124)
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Repository Details

Part of the Columbus State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

4225 University Ave
Columbus Georgia 31907 United States